101 things to do instead of watching television

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Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:57 pm

Go foraging for tomorrow's dinner.

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Post: #166626 MuddyWitch
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:51 am

64) weed, an other 'braindead' activity, but much more usefull than telly-goggling, and a great way to relax after a fraught day.

65) go slug hunting

66)read to, and enjoy being read to by, other half.

67) patchwork (wilst being read to, bliss!)

68) bake, so you go to sleep in lovely smells

69) :wink:

70) walk the dogs in the Park, after most normal (?) people are goggling at their tellies

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Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:01 pm

71. We've recently been going outside in the evening and watching the bats. We have two that come in most evenings. If I stand still in the middle of the garden they swoop low over my head - presumable collecting the flying bugs that I'm attracting.
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Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:42 pm

72 ? - watch the sun set, the bats fly out, then the owls, then its time for you to sleep!
73 - or there is the long summer evening entertainment of watching a slug eat a buttercup by journeying along a blade of grass which bent down under its weight to the desired height, then bending back completely on itself the slug returned.

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Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:04 pm

Don't have a telly, so in the evening;
74) sit in wonderful silence! :cooldude:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

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Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:17 pm

75) Today you can spend the evening retuning your free-view box, rather than watching it :)

Sadly, I find time previously spend watching TV is being replace by the lure of the internet. Out of the frying pan and in to the fire, I feel.
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #170463 jampot
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:20 pm

i dont have a telly at the mo and im not really missing it (thought i would)

76. do homework, like thats gonna happen:wink:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #170508 Martina
Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:12 pm

Jampot,

Doing homework is my thing to. But it's sooo hard :( to even think about thinking after a day at the office.

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #170754 jampot
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:51 pm

i set aside the whole day for the dreaded homework and im still only a little done damn brain!
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #171056 Martina
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:47 pm

jampot wrote:i set aside the whole day for the dreaded homework and im still only a little done damn brain!


Well I have done 3 nights and 1 day at school in the last week (after work and on Saturday) this week and woke up sick today. So that confirms it for me---thinking is making me ill :pale: . Seriously, without drinking copious amounts of coffee and forgoing sleep, how am I going to keep up this pace until April :shock: ? I just hope it's worth the effort and that I get at least a part-time job out of it that would get me out of the office a couple of days a week.

So, with coffee in hand, back to the books I go... :read2:

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #171218 jampot
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:17 pm

good luck to you to martina ! i cant even envisage working and study together EEEKKKK! what are you studying?
im of the opinion thinkingmakes you ill too :wink:
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Post: #171370 Martina
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:53 pm

jampot wrote:good luck to you to martina ! i cant even envisage working and study together EEEKKKK! what are you studying?
im of the opinion thinkingmakes you ill too :wink:


Hi Jampot,

I have decided to take my love of languages and bring it to others in the form of becoming an English as Second Language Teacher. I have choosen to get a diploma in it, even though with a B.A, a certificate would suffice. I went the diploma route because you get to study things like linguistics and history--both of which I am very interested in. Also, my impression, based on my homework, is that in Ontario, the certificate really doesn't fly as a qualification. Since a diploma programme is available, employers are look for that instead of a certificate. Not that I blame them as it is a very intense programme and only those really committed to professionalism and learning how to be a good teacher would stick out. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. Further,if I enjoy being in the classroom enough, I may eventually go on to get my Bachelors in Education and become a full-time teacher. But right now, I am looking to it as a part-time seasonal job, just to get some class time under my belt and lessen my reliance on a job I really don't care for even though the people are alright.

Continued good luck in your studies, Jampot.
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #171413 jampot
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:57 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: i bow to your superior brain :salute: :study:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #171424 Martina
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:30 pm

jampot wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: i bow to your superior brain :salute: :study:


:lol: If I had a "superior brain" I wouldn't be working so hard for it. Well we can't all be Einstein. Some of us have to settle with just o.k. brains and good looks, eh? :mrgreen:

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